WDVCAS is here to help

WDVCAS’s are funded by Legal Aid NSW to provide information, assistance and court advocacy services to women and children experiencing domestic violence.

WDVCASs that operate in areas with a high percentage of Aboriginal or people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds are funded to employ Aboriginal and Multicultural Specialist Workers.

Our Principles

  • The safety of each woman and other persons with whom she is in a domestic relationship (including children) and of workers has priority.

  • Women are treated with dignity, respect and sensitivity

  • Women are supported & assisted to receive services on an equitable basis

  • Women are able to identify and express their needs and make decisions in a supportive and non-judgemental environment. Including the right to refuse a service and not have this decision prejudice their future access to services
  • Women have the right to confidentiality and are informed of situations where that confidentiality may be limited e.g. in relation child protection

  • Services will work co-operatively, collaboratively and in a co-ordinated way to ensure the best possible services are delivered to women and children experiencing domestic violence

  • Women experiencing domestic violence are provided with appropriate advocacy

  • A culture of intolerance about domestic violence is promoted amongst communities and individuals

  • Services are accessible to all women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence